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Ornamental cord made of various materials, often with a wire, and sometimes with a coarse cord, running through it.
Cord used to outline the design in lace.
A braid or tape used to hide upholstery tacks in places where the covering fabric is attached to exposed woodwork.


(GNU Image Manipulation Program) An open source paint and image editing program for Unix, Linux, Mac and Windows that originated as an undergraduate project by Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball at the University of California, Berkeley. Numerous programmers have contributed to the project, turning GIMP into a serious image manipulation tool that supports layers, alpha channels, third-party plug-ins and three scripting languages.

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Using Python, Perl or Script-Fu scripts, GIMP can be used for batch processing and the automation of tasks such as the interpolation of frames for animation sequences. The GIMP source code is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). "Grokking the GIMP" by Carey Bunks is a comprehensive manual for GIMP users. For more information, visit

GIMP In Action
GIMP provides sophisticated paint and editing functions as is evident in these various dialogs and palettes. (Image courtesy of Carey Bunks.)
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EDINBURGH: The good, the bad and the gimps of comedy got into full swing on the first night of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Friday night.
The microeconomic derivation and the properties of the GIMP when market power comes from the demand side are the same as those of Scully's rate of monopsonistic exploitation RME.
They filmed the 27-year-old artist for more than 13 years, and last year, the HBO film King Gimp, written by Keplinger, won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject.
It teaches how to create 3D models and uses three example projects to train users through the intricacies, possibilities and pitfalls of the program, teaching how to work with art in Blender and GIMP, how to use its tools to create better models, and how to achieve texture and 3D artwork qualities.
The second section is reference to such matters as the GIMP interface, layers, masks, transformation tools, obtaining and printing images, and customizing.
Based in the Canadian Rockies, the Banff Centre, which r1uns the festival, has handpicked 35 screenings for the UK alone, among them Crossing The Ice and The Gimp Monkeys.
In the dungeon alone we discovered bondage chairs with straps, gimp masks, whips, shackles and various electrical vibrating items.
org productivity suite, the GIMP graphics editing tool, and more.
TONIGHT'S show with MAJOR ACCIDENT, GIMP FIST and LAST ROUGH CAUSE at the Forum in Darlington has sold out.
For instance, Open Office is compatible with, and addresses the same capabilities as Microsoft Office; GIMP functions like Photoshop, with a few added features; and Audacity is a sound-editing program similar to SoundForge.
Dorien, who's well-known for his appearances in Karl Francis' Judas and the Gimp, Pobol y Cwm and The Bench, is joined by traditional Welsh folk singer Siwsann George and multi-instrumentalist Roger Plater for the evening.